Dale Carnegie lists six ways to make people like you in his 1936 bestseller How to Win Friends and Influence People. These principles are as effective today as they were then, possibly even more so given the decline in human interaction and social niceties.1. Become genuinely interested in other people.
3. Remember that a person’s name is to that person the sweetest and most important sound in any language.
4. Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves.
5. Talk in terms of the other person’s interests.
6. Make the other person feel important – and do it sincerely.
Always remember that people who like you are more inclined to accept your arguments than people who don’t.